やさしい英語会話 (294) What Happens When a Person Sneezes?

Posted by: huepod





これから春にかけて、風邪や花粉などでくしゃみ続きの季節ですね。リスナーの皆さんもどうかお気をつけください。

英語ではくしゃみをした相手に"Bless you!"と言いますが、今回の会話はその理由についての話題が語られています。

(初級〜中級)
*** It's a Good Expression ***
(今回の重要表現)

Achoo!
ハクション!

God bless you.
神様のご加護がありますように。

your soul might shoot out of you
魂が飛び出してしまうかもしれない

the devil could get in your body
ひょっとしたら悪魔が体内に入ってくるかもしれない

in order to protect you from evils
魔除けのために

tons of
たくさんの

the latest
最新のもの


*** Script ***
What Happens When a Person Sneezes?

M: Achoo! Excuse me.

W: Bless you, Yuki.

M: Ble…? What do you mean, Emma?

W: Oh, you don't know? Usually, we say "God bless you," or "Bless you," when someone sneezes. I heard that people used to believe that when you sneeze your soul might shoot out of you, and then the devil could get in your body. So, we say "God bless you," in order to protect you from evils.

M: I see. Thank you. Hey, there's a similar thought in Japan. People here used to think we lose our souls when someone takes our pictures. Also, they thought that the person who appeared in the center of a photo was going to die earlier.

W: Really? That's interesting. Now Japanese love taking pictures anytime and anywhere!

M: Ha ha… Look at this. This is my friend's Twitter. He posts TONS of pictures. And this is the latest one.

W: Let me see…Oh, my gosh, he's sneezing in the center of the picture!

M: Ha ha… Let's say it together… ready?

Both: Bless you!

(Written by Wakana Kanada)

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